Module title: Visual Anthropologies

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD09127
Module leader: Louise Milne
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Screen
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Louise Milne
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching Methods, Including their Alignment to Los

This module uses seminar classes, screenings, slides, PowerPoint presentations, gallery visits, tutorials, independent study, one oral presentation, and one formal essay (both summative assessments) to provide a variety of independent and group learning opportunities. It is supported by the VLE to promote student discussion and collaboration outside of class hours (LO6). You will develop your theoretical, critical, analytical and methodological capacities and apply these to the preparation of your presentations (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) essays (LOs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6) and weekly coursework (LO6). You will also have ample opportunity to reflect on the relationship between the academic and practical study of film and to identify and develop their personal interests in this subject area (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Embedding of Employability / PDP / Scholarship Skills
This module requires you to develop effective time management skills, project management skills, clear presentation skills, and the ability to work within guidelines. It encourages you to initiate and develop discursive abilities both in class and outside of the lecture with your colleagues to supplement individual learning activities. The module also requires you to develop research skills, academic literacy, critical skills, and the ability to present your ideas effectively.

Assessment (Formative and Summative)
In this module you will complete three summative assessments, in the form of an oral presentation (LO 1,2,3, 5, 6), a formal essay (LO 1,2,3,5, 6), and contribution to class discussions (LO4). Summative assessments will be evaluated on the quality of research, argument, essay formatting, oral presentation skills, writing skills, referencing, and overall studentship. Class debate will constitute an important aspect of feedback for the oral presentation, supplementing the lecturer’s comments.

Research / Teaching Linkages
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Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 48
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 140
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 25 1,2,3,4,5,6 4-10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Essay 65 1,2,3,5,6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Discussion/Participation 10 4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The course introduces both classic and contemporary work and techniques in visual anthropology, documentary film, photo-journalism, experimental and avant-garde film. You will explore various methodologies and theoretical issues that underlie and structure the use of the camera as an interpretative tool for examining cultures. Seminar themes may include examples from: History and Theory of Ethnographic Film-making; Biography and Narrative Structure; Oral and Folk Culture; Representation of Space and Time; Ritual and Performance; War and Conflict; Postcolonialism; Death and the Dead.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of the module you will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate knowledge of and critically reflect on appropriate research methods for a research topic;
LO2: Demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of the principles, principal theories, concepts and terminology of visual anthropologies;
LO3: Practice routine methods of enquiry that demonstrate some advanced analytical and critical skills;
LO4: Communicate clearly and contribute effectively to peer discussions and reviews;
LO5: Produce clearly defined, rigorous, and detailed arguments in assessments.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LMD09127 Visual Anthropologies